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China Diary Day 6: Shanghai Underground

Thursday was a sleep in late, stay out late kind of day. I woke up early for breakfast, then headed back to bed for a midmorning nap before tackling the city. My first meeting of the day was with Andy Best, an author, teacher, and blogger based in Shanghai. Andy played guitar and developed a lot of the music for Little Punk's "Hey Guy, You Are Big Time Alright" EP, and helped me connect with Pei when I was in Beijing. He has been writing and blogging about Shanghai's music and DIY (do it yourself) scene for years, which is why I was so interested in speaking with him. Having had such little luck making connections with self-identified "feminists" in China, Andy was a huge resource in terms of learning about Shanghai's subcultures.